Recent Grant Funding

Research Project Sponsor PI Period Amount
Genomic Architecture Underlying Biochemical Diversity and Molecular Convergence within the Carnivorous Plants NSF Albert, Co-PI
(PI: Tanya Renner, Penn State University).
Starts: 1 October 2020 $362,048 subaward of $975,421 
Discovering the molecular mechanisms that underlie the repeated evolution of gigantic tortoises NSF Lynch 9/1/2020-9/1/2023 $250,823
Construction and characterization of humanized FoxG1 mouse models FoxG1 Research Foundation Jae Lee July 1, 2020-June 30, 2023 $400,000 a year 
Molecular dissection of forebrain developmental deficits caused by mutations in human FoxG1 syndrome FoxG1 Research Foundation Soo Lee  July 1, 2020-June 30, 2023 $200,000 a year 
Transcriptional regulators of motor columnar specification NINDS/NIH Soo Lee  04/01/2019 – 03/31/2024 $2,494,667
FoxG1-directed Gene network in forebrain development and FoxG1 syndrome  NINDS/NIH Soo Lee  06/01/2017 – 04/30/2022 $2,412,778
Roles Of Mll4-Complex In Development Of Hypothalamic Arcuate Neurons NIDDK/NIH Jae Lee July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021 $81,001
Transcription Factors Governing The Development Of Ghrh-Neurons NINDS/NIH Jae Lee July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021 $558,250
Dissecting the in vivo role of glycogen synthase kinase-3 beta (GSK3b) in the function of kinesin-1 using CRISPR/Cas-1 NIH NINDS Gunawardena 7/1/2020 to 6/30/2022 $157,138/year
Developmental changes in gene expression in wild and hatchery-raised cisco (Coregonus artedi) U.S. Geological Survey Krabbenhoft 9/1/2019-8/31/2021 $70,000
Testing the Refugia Hypothesis in Southeast Alaska Using Paleogenetics and Glacial Chronology National Science Foundation Lindqvist 5/1/2019-4/30/2022 $542,156
Role of olivocochlear efferents in age-related hearing dysfunction National Inst on Deafness & Other Comm Disorders Xu-Friedman 7/9/2018-6/30/2023 $299,585
Evolutionary mechanics of adhesion complexes that mediate Amniote hearing Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP) Lynch 8/1/2018-8/1/2022 $300,000
Evaluation of potential metallic compounds that activate taste receptor cells in the mouth Ajinomoto Company Incorporated Medler 8/2/2018-8/2/2021 $108,220
A novel therapeutic nano-vesicle for the clearance of axonal blocks to prevent Alzheimer's disease BrightFocus Foundation Gunawardena 7/1/2018-6/30/2021 $300,000
Functional genomics of Great Lakes ciscoes (Coregonus spp); identifying genetic markers consistent with morphological differences Great Lakes Fishery Commission Krabbenhoft 5/1/2018-4/30/2022 $289,156
The adaptive variation of human skin: A comprehensive anthropological genetics examination of epidermal differentiation complex National Science Foundation Gokcumen 7/15/2017-6/30/2020 $377,886
Dynamics and allostery in protein-RNA regulation National Institutes of Health Gollnick 5/1/2017-2/29/2020 $580,658
Activity-dependent regulation of auditory nerve synapses in the cochlear nucleus National Inst on Deafness & Other Comm Disorders Xu-Friedman 3/1/2017-2/28/2022 $1,674,771
Gap Junction-Mediated Regulation of Nociceptive Sensory Signaling National Inst on Deafness & Other Comm Disorders Ferkey 12/1/2016-11/30/2021 $1,660,417
Control of MAPK Signaling by Cell Polarity Proteins National Institute of General Medical Sciences Cullen 9/1/2016-8/31/2020 $1,438,234
Evolving contributions of the origin recognition complex (ORC) to subtelomeric chromatin National Science Foundation Rusche 8/25/2016-8/31/2019 $609,088
Collaborative Research: Evolutionary trends and ecological drivers of eye reduction in bat flies (Hippoboscoidea) National Science Foundation Koudelka 3/15/2016-2/29/2020 $353,925
Collaborative Research: A Paleogenetic Survey of Late Quaternary Mammal Biodiversity in Southeast Alaska National Science Foundation Lindqvist 3/1/2016-8/31/2019 $150,000
Translational control by the eIF4 factors National Institute of General Medical Sciences Walker 9/1/2015-8/31/2019 $745,668
Dimensions: Collaborative Proposal: Molecular, ecological and evolutionary dynamics of carbon fixation and diversification in Agavoideae (Asparagaceae) and Oncidiinae (Orchidaceae) National Science Foundation Albert 8/1/2014-12/31/2019 $477,624
Evolution of Silencing Proteins in Yeast National Science Foundation Rusche 9/1/2012-7/31/2017 $670,984
The Amborella Genome: An Evolutionary Reference for Plant Biology National Science Foundation Albert 7/1/2010-9/30/2019 $909,066